Maria Villar

Maria Villar is an information technology expert and a vice president at SAP, a global software company, with responsibility over the firm’s data management strategy & governance . She and Theresa Kushner co-write a regular column to LatinBusinessToday.com. They are co-authors of Managing Your Business Data: From Chaos to Confidence, published by Racom Books in 2008. Villar was recognized in Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics, and received the Distinguished Hispanic IT Executive award from Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

What COVID-19 Dashboards Have Taught Us about Interpreting Data

The pandemic of 2020 has been a historic and unprecedented event in many ways, not only as a health crisis but also as an economic one, affecting institutions large...

Common Courtesy is Not Always Common

6 Ways to Demonstrate Kindness in Business   On LinkedIn a few weeks ago, the post by a recent graduate stood out. She was lamenting that despite being contacted by numerous headhunters...

The Unintended Consequences of New Technologies

Four recommendations for a small company to mitigate risks.   Automating business processes and decision making helps businesses become more efficient, more responsive and reduces manual operations and costs. New technologies and...

How To Be An Outstanding Business Partner    

Great partnerships are not only necessary in business, but extremely satisfying and rewarding.      Over my 30 year career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many colleagues, partnering on...

Critical Business Data- Measuring What You Manage

Your critical business data provides business insights into operations and emerging new business opportunities.   Peter Drucker, a respected management consultant, is quoted as saying, “You cannot manage what you cannot...

Big Data

Use it before it buries your business! The internet enables 2.9 million emails to be sent every second. Each day, Google processes 24 petabytes (that’s one quadrillion–much larger than the...